Govt declares ICICI, HDFC, NPCI’s IT resources as critical information infra

The government has declared the IT resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and UPI managing entity NPCI as ‘critical information infrastructure’, implying any harm to them can have an impact on national security and any unauthorised person accessing these resources may be jailed for up to 10 years, according to an official notification. The Ministry … Read more

HDFC Limited decides to merge into HDFC Bank. Key points to note.

After years’ of speculation, HDFC group today finally announced reverse merge of HDFC Limited (HL – the mortgage arm) into HDFC Bank (HB). Listed below are some key factual points for your perusal. Shareholders of HL will receive 42 shares of HB (FV Re. 1/- each) for every 25 shares of HL (FV Rs. 2/-each). … Read more

HDFC ties up with Indian Post Payments Bank for Home loan distribution

In one of it’s kind of arrangements (especially for HDFC Limited), HDFC has tied up with Indian Post Payments Bank (IPPB) for home loan distribution. Key points to note – IPPB has about 4.7 crore customers. HDFC’s idea here seems to get aggressive on affordable housing. HDFC said, “The partnership aims to facilitate HDFC Ltd.’s … Read more

HDFC Bank and Paytm tie up to leverage on each other’s strengths

2017 – “payment wallets like Paytm have no future” – Aditya Puri 2021 – HDFC and Paytm tie-up to leverage on each other’s strengths. Times change and so do the business compulsions ! It’s a very interesting arrangement and has the potential to lay roadmap for similar other tie-ups in future. Why is it so? … Read more

Paytm, HDFC Bank tie up to develop payment products for new online ventures

IPO-bound digital payments firm Paytm and India’s largest private sector bank, HDFC Bank, announced a strategic partnership to build comprehensive solutions across payment gateway, point of sale machines and credit products including Paytm Postpaid which is Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solution, Eazy EMI and Flexi Pay.   The partnership will aim to empower new … Read more

HDB Financial Services Q1 net profit nosedives on Covid-19 impact

HDB Financial Services Ltd (HDBFSL’s), subsidiary of HDFC Bank, posted a sharp drop (43.9 per cent) in net profit at Rs 130.6 crore in the first quarter ended June 2021 (Q1FY22) from Rs 232.7 crore a year ago. The second wave of Covid-19 hit the business volumes and collections in Q1FY22. HDBFSL’s net income in … Read more

RBI appoints external firm to audit HDFC Bank’s IT infrastructure

HDFC Bank on Tuesday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed an external IT firm for carrying out a special audit of its IT infrastructure in the aftermath of repeated service outages at the country’s largest private sector lender over the past two years. “RBI has appointed an external professional IT firm for … Read more

Flurry of senior-level exits at HDFC Bank points to likely revamp

Since March, the bank has seen the exits of Abhay Aima, group head of private banking; Ashok Khanna, group head of secured vehicle loans; and Munish Mittal, chief information officer—all HDFC Bank veterans and close aides of its long-time managing director Aditya Puri. People aware of the matter have pointed to an expected top management … Read more